MADISON COUNTY, ALABAMA, Ala. — UPDATE:
Veteran Madison County Sheriff's Investigator Steve Finley has been laid to rest.
Finley passed away on January 14 of complications from COVID. Before the funeral, Madison County Sheriff Kevin Turner had this to say about him:
"He is worthy of this today, he is- he is worthy of us stepping up and celebrating what he's done. Not from Madison County Sheriff's Office but what he's done for Madison County and the City of Huntsville and the citizens that live in it.
"There was never a hiccup with him, anything you put in front of him, he always went out and did his best and solved the case and I'll tell you, I'm going to miss him. I know everybody standing behind me is going to miss him as a command staff. You know, the department has lost you know, we've lost an investigator and we've lost an officer but most importantly, I think we've as a group and us as the entity has lost one of the best friends we've had.
"He is a great person and you know we want to step up today and celebrate Steve Finley and celebrate his life and to let his family know that even though Steve Finley the person may be, you know moved on to greener pastures, if you will. We as a department, us as the sheriff's officers are still gonna be here for them as a family."
WATCH: Funeral service for Investigator Steve Finley
Madison County Sheriff's Deputy Steve Finley has passed away from COVID-19 complications.
According to the Sheriff's Department:
Steve began his 30-years of service with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office in 1993, as a Correctional Officer. A few years later he transferred to the Enforcement Division as a Deputy Sheriff to begin his duties as a peace officer.
For the last 21 years, Deputy Finley was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division of the Sheriff’s Office where he served the citizens of Madison County with honor and dignity.
Deputy Finley passed away, due to COVID-19 complications, with his family by his side, at Huntsville Hospital. Deputy Finley always had a positive attitude, and always went above and beyond to help those in need of assistance.
Deputy Finley was an asset to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, and he will be sorely missed. We extend our deepest condolences to the Finley Family, friends, and his extended law enforcement family.
Sheriff Kevin Turner states, “He was the very epitome of the definition of a loving husband, caring father, loyal brother, thoughtful friend and humble public servant. Investigator Finley’s commitment and dedication to his division and the community is a tremendous loss. We will forever remember our Brother and always honor his memory.”
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